Section Newsletter Articles on Paternity
Sperm donor can keep it in his pocket
, October 2012
Can a biological father, who has paid child support for five years, file a Motion to Terminate the Parent/Child Relationship based on his claim that he merely donated his sperm?
Case law update on issues of paternity
, January 2012
In the recent case of In re Paternity of an Unknown Minor, the First District Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's decision and found a mother in contempt of court for refusing to comply with an order to submit herself and her one-year-old son to DNA testing on the grounds that a man other than the petitioner had previously signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.
Signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity is not fatal
Young Lawyers Division
, June 2011
It is our job and duty as lawyers to make sure we know the law and ask the right questions to determine whether a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity may be challenged on the grounds of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact.
In re Sophia G.L.: A review of the UCCJEA in the State of Illinois
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, January 2009
What is the status of the UCCJEA in the State of Illinois? According the Illinois Supreme Court, the UCCJEA is alive and well. The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled on the case In re Sophia G.L., No. 104603, and in doing so overturned the decision of the 4th District Appellate Court, reversing the ruling of the Greene County Circuit Court.
No legal relationship between paternity and registry
, August 2007
The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that the Putative Father Registry provisions of the Adoption Act and the Parentage Act are to be construed separately, and therefore, a father seeking to establish a parent-child relationship under the Parentage Act was not required to first register as a putative father within 30 days of the child’s birth pursuant to the Putative Father Registry provisions of the Adoption Act. J.S.A. et al., v. M.H. et al., 2007 WL 289829 (2007).
Case law update
, February 2002
Summaries of In Re the Marriage of Street, In Re Jackson v. Newsome and In Re Marriage of Terry.
, May 2001
Summaries of the recent cases of In Re the Marriage of Drury, In Re Petition of Mary Klak, In Re Marriage of Carter, In Re Shaddle, In re Adoption of D___, In Re Marriage of Lehr, In Re Marriage of Gattone, In Re J.P., In Re Marriage of Beerbridge, In Re the Marriage of Buck, In Re Marriage of Didier, In Re the Marriage of Petersen, In Re Donath v. Buckley, In Re Cerven and In Re Troy S. and Rachel S.